Art Center South Florida has launched an exhibition titled "Meter," which uses a parking meter as inspiration for works of varying media that reflect the artists' relationships with traffic, parking and notions of time cycles. Featured artists include Maria Jose Arjona, Magnus Sigardurson, Patrick De Castro, Ena Marrero, Kathy Kissick, David Leroi, Melissa Ruffino, Blakey Ross, Jonathan Peck and Kevin Tarasuk. 7-10 p.m. opening reception, with exhibition through July 31 at Art Center, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
FLORIDA ARTISTS SERIES
The department of art and art history at Florida International University presents faculty members in a dual exhibition featuring Tori Arpad's multimedia installation and video works and Kate Kretz's paintings and mixed-media textile creations. Through July 31 at Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, University Park Campus, 11200 SW Eighth St. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.frostartmuseum.org.
GAY PRIDE EXHIBITION
ArtCenter South Florida presents a photography-based exhibition featuring artists Alex Heris, George Lebar and Blakey Ross and photographers Phillip Ross Munro, Lara Stein Pardo and Ivan Molina. Through July 15 at Miami Beach City Hall, Fourth Floor Public Gallery, 1700 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents sculpture and watercolor with Eastern and Western influences, both ancient and contemporary, by Anne Chu. Through Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: Donna Fields, (305) 893-6211, email@example.com or www.mocanomi.org.
The Miami Art Museum presents recent works from the artist's Scenarios series, based on photographs taken in Captiva. Through Sunday at Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. RSVP required. Members free; $10 others. Free admission every Sunday noon-5 p.m. Details: (305) 375-1704, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Miami Art Museum presents Figuratively Speaking: Selections from the Permanent Collection, examining the representation of the human figure in US, Latin American and European art since the 1960s. Through Oct. 30 at the Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Members, students and children under 12 free; $2.50-$5 others. Free admission every Sunday; guided tours at 2 p.m. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Works by Panamanian artist Sheila Lichacz, whose works have been displayed at the Contemporary Religious Art Collection at the Vatican and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives in Harvard University. Her latest collection, God's Paintbrush, features multimedia works using pre-Columbian pottery shards and seashells. Through Sunday. 2 p.m. at the Deering Estate Visitor Center, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Village of Palmetto Bay. $5-$7. Details: (305) 235-1668, ext. 233.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Edouard Duval-Carrie opens his studio to the public with works infused with social and political criticism. Through July 7 at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $15. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
Marking Time: Moving Images in Contemporary Art focuses on video, installation and sculptural works by artists Janine Antoni, Dara Friedman and Felix Gonzalez-Torres and others. The works are linked by the way they mark time. Through Sept. 11 at Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $5. Details: www.miamiartmuseum.org.
THE HAITIAN SPIRIT
Three simultaneous exhibitions display selections from filmmaker Jonathan Demme's Haitian art collection, photographer Bruce Weber's series documenting Haitian life in Miami and a group of works from the museum's private collection. Through July 10 at the Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
A selection of oils, watercolors, drawings and prints made between 1915 and 1940 articulate the achievements of this modern artist. Through July 24 at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: www.lowemuseum.org.
The Cuban artist preserves her family history in the varied media exhibit Fiestas y Carnivales, featuring photography, film, painting, sculpture, digital media and literature all reflective of a Cuba that once was. 7-9 p.m. at the Casa Bacardi at University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, 531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2822 or casabacardi.iccas.miami.edu.
Karen Adler and Judith Fertig launch their how-to guide for 300 barbeque recipes, "The BBQ Queens' Big Book of Barbeque." 7 p.m. at Macy's Dadeland, 7405 N Kendall Drive, Dadeland. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.